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DG: Licence Fee needs to rise to realistic levels for BBC to stay relevant

Major Businesses Joseph O'Halloran 18-09-2018
BBC Director General Tony Hall has implored the UK government to allow it to find the funding that he feels is necessary to allow it to continue to stay competitive in a broadcast industry increasingly dominated by vastly wealthy American streaming and IT giants.

tonyhall bbc rts2 18Sep2018

MBC aims to raise MENA content bar with Studios launch

Major Businesses Rebecca Hawkes 18-09-2018
Saudi-owned media giant MBC has unveiled a new subsidiary to produce premium films, television and on-demand content, aimed at audiences both within the Middle East and around the globe.

ZDF Enterprises sells Find Me In Paris to Nickelodeon UK

Deals Editor 18-09-2018
Further extending the programme’s reach into English speaking markets, ZDF Enterprises has announced Cottonwood Media’s hit tween drama series Find Me In Paris has been taken up by Viacom subsidiary Nickelodeon in the UK.
finmeinparis 18Sep2018

IBC 2018: Concurrent powers Qvest cloud

Infrastructure Editor 18-09-2018
Media delivery and storage solutions delivery firm for content owners, broadcasters and service providers, Concurrent Technology, has signed a global reseller agreement with broadcast and media technology systems architect Qvest Media.

RDK makes two-pronged attempt to boost TV app development programme

Infrastructure Michelle Clancy 18-09-2018
RDK Management has unveiled a TV app programme that it says will make it easier to develop and launch apps consistently across RDK-based set-top boxes (STBs).

YouTube eyes premium subs to fend off fiercer competition

Media Analysis Joseph O'Halloran 18-09-2018
The FAANG companies may be sinking their teeth into the video market but they are now under as much pressure as their traditional TV rivals and need to diversify business models in order to stay ahead says research from IHS Markit.
youtube 11 may 2018

ProSiebenSat.1 takes on eSuite to drive OTT platform sales

OTT Editor 18-09-2018
Subscription and billing platform provider MPP Global has been chosen by German media house ProSiebenSat.1 to drive 7TV, its new over-the-top platform.
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IBC 2018: Arabsat unveils Newtec, Talia tie-ups

Satellite Rebecca Hawkes 18-09-2018
Arabsat is extending its partnerships with Newtec for high throughput satellite (HTS) services in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and with Talia for a broadcast uplink platform.

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